Working in partnership to revitalise the Sowerby Bridge High Street through Heritage, Culture and Community
In September 2020 Historic England launched the High Streets Heritage Action Zones programme, which will provide £95 million to find new ways to champion and revitalise 68 high streets in England. Working in partnership with owners, developers, local government and the local community, heritage-led revival will be used as a catalyst for wider regeneration.
The High Streets Heritage Action Zone programme will unlock the potential of high streets across England, fuelling economic, social and cultural recovery and breathe new life into it for future generations. Historic England has awarded Sowerby Bridge funding of £1,997,810 to kickstart a wealth of regeneration and revitalisation projects.
Calderdale Council and local community organisation Sowerby Bridge Fire & Water are working with Historic England to develop and deliver schemes that will transform and restore disused and dilapidated buildings into new homes, shops, workplaces and community spaces, restoring local historic character and improving the public realm.
With the combination of a cultural programme, community engagement and grant funding for properties and public spaces the Sowerby Bridge high street will become a more attractive, engaging and vibrant place for people of all ages to live, work and visit.